Terror Alert prompts further concerns with CCW ''victim zone'' exclusions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 — The Bush administration Friday raised the national terror alert from yellow to orange, citing a U.S. intelligence warning of a "high risk" of terrorist attack, a senior administration official said. It's the second highest level in the color-coded system. The worldwide alert comes on the heels of intelligence indications of plans for a “major attack” as early as next week.

The alert says, in part: "Attacks on places of worship and schools, and the murders of private American citizens and other westerners, demonstrate that as security is increased at official U.S. facilities, terrorists and their sympathizers will seek softer targets. These may include facilities where Americans or possibly other foreigners are generally known to congregate or visit, such as residential areas, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, hotels, outdoor recreation events or resorts and beaches. Americans should increase their security awareness when they are at such locations, avoid them, or switch to other locations where Americans in large numbers generally do not congregate. There is a possibility that American citizens may be targeted for kidnapping or assassination."

OFCC PAC Commentary:
There is no good reason why law-abiding Americans should be disallowed their right to self-protection, in a church, a school, a daycare, a commercial building, etc. in a post-9/11 world.

Click here to read the entire State Department World Wide Caution.

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